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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Sprinter Greipel takes out sixth stage of Tour

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:37am by AP

    ... of a 194km ride from Arras to Reims. The peloton faced intermittent drizzle over the mostly flat course, which was well suited for sprinters. The top standings did not change, as most of the contenders for victory in the three-week race trailed close behind the muscular Greipel. He is not a challenger for the overall title; like many sprinters, he does not fare well on the climbs ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Access Years to prevail in an intriguing clash of dirt sprinters

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 08:29pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Years to prevail in clash of dirt sprinters Dirt sprints do not come any deeper than the Hong Kong Reunification Cup (1,200m) at Sha Tin this afternoon, but Access Years has the quality to take out the holiday feature if he can overcome a tricky draw. It may only carry a Class Two classification, but few of our best all-weather sprinters are missing, ...

  3. China enjoy their golden day in the sun as records tumble

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing China enjoyed a bonanza yesterday in their Paralympic medal haul, pushing their gold tally to 80. With 11 more medals up for grabs in the evening session, six world records were set in seven finals in the National Stadium before l ...

  4. Lightning Bolt strikes gold and sets new mark

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing The Lightning Bolt struck the 'Bird's Nest' last night and set the Olympic history books on fire with a new world record in the men's 100 metres final. Not only did Usain Bolt sizzle across the line in 9.69 sec ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Flashy sprinters on right track for Sha Tin Vase

    Posted May 13th 2014, 08:10pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Flashy sprinters on right track for Vase Up-and-coming sprinters Divine Ten and Smart Volatility will clash at Group Three level in just over a week but on Tuesday they were locked in a head-to-head tussle as they zipped through an all-weather track trial in abysmal conditions. Divine Ten (Douglas Whyte) shaded Smart Volatility (Vincent Ho Chak-yiu) ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Star sprinter Amber Sky may be set for US$1 million Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 10:19pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Freak four-year-old, who destroys his rivals in Centenary Sprint Cup, now could be set for desert race Sky's the limit for star sprinter, Ricky Yiu warns After Amber Sky obliterated his rivals up the Sha Tin straight course, trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai ominously warned that his star sprinter was still getting better and suggested that his ...

  7. Alvin Sallay

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... And the designer drugs they take are undetectable.' It took many years before American sprinter Jones- the darling of the Sydney Olympics- finally came clean that she was a fraud. She is languishing ... steroid which Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson had used 16 years earlier. Hungarian discus thrower Robert Fazekas compatriot Adrian Annus, a hammer thrower both lost theirs for refusing to give urine ...

  8. Sprinters scandal a tragedy generous hosts don't deserve

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... with Alvin Sallay The Greeks invented tragedy. And this has been brought home in all its ramifications by the fall from grace of sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou. While a grand spectacle was being played out at the opening ceremony the really gripping drama was offstage with the man who was supposed to light the Olympic cauldron lying in a hospital bed. Kenteris, ...

  9. Action speaks louder than words for junior runner

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the boys' 100m champion with a time of 10.85 seconds, while Ip Siu-keung came in second at 10.98 seconds. The two sprinters combined with Wong Ka-chun and Lau Yu-leong to win a silver medal ...

  10. More Tonique for Williams-Darling

    Posted Sep 18th 2005, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin in Shanghai Olympic and world champion Tonique Williams-Darling of the Bahamas easily won the women's 400 metres and then said she couldn't wait to defend her title next year. Williams-Darling (pictured), who grabbed the world title ...




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